It’s disappointing to read the Liberals won’t be debating at their conference tomorrow, the catastrophic changes the Tories want to make to our NHS.
The Sage Gateshead is host to the Liberal conference and up to 1,000 people demonstrated their contempt and anger against the so-called NHS reform bill introduced by this coalition government, in Baltic Square, Gateshead. It’s ironic to think that over 50 years ago the Welfare State was introduced and only a few years later Elizabeth II, aged 26 took the throne. 50 years on we are having to defend the NHS and resist an introduction of an American style health system, while the aristocratic establishment wombles on in utter oblivion to the majority of the countries predicament.
What is more sickening is the attempt to close Remploy factories, which provide employment for adults with disabilities. While the Government claims employment should be found in mainstream employment, the idea is very far from reality with employers only to willing to sack, remove and replace workers developing health problems and disabilities while in employment. The Disability Discrimination Act has a very long way to go….